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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by white exec » 01 Aug 2017, 19:09

That is disgusting....the lime Armstrong, not the DS!

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2017, 10:35

I love cars in lovely bright and vibrant colours and abhor the current trend for drab...

The Armstrong Siddeley looks fantastic! As old as me too ;)

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by demag » 02 Aug 2017, 16:06

Ds Familiale. Fantastique! :-D

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2017, 17:08

demag wrote:
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Ds Familiale. Fantastique! :-D


No arguing with that :D

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by Zelandeth » 07 Aug 2017, 18:39

Regarding colours...

Currently sat in Tesco car park. Just did a count around me. Limited to what I can easily see without getting out the car.

37 cars in a variation of "dull" colours (white, black, silver etc or other colours as dark enough that they may as well be black).

3 in a colour! Bright blue Corsa, bright red Fiesta and a pink van for a flower delivery company.

Nothing come or gone while I was typing this to break the chromatic monotony either...

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Aug 2017, 18:48

...and to add to that, the colour thinking behind the Tesla Model 3 is much the same with the standard no add on paint job being black

Elektrek-Model 3 Production Colours

One of the reds is bright ....but the rest? It's a matter of taste but the model 3 will merge in with the general automaker colour boringness very well!

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Leyland Leopard Dominant 1977

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Aug 2017, 14:14

Its Morris and Leslies Classic Car sale today 19th August near Perth.

Bit too late to bid now but it will be interesting to find out how much this bus, and the NSU Ro80 goes for

http://stock.morrisleslie.com/stock/details?reg=RRS46R

The bus is a Leyland Leopard Dominant 1977 and has an estimate of £3,000 to £3,500 on it. Bit cheaper and more room than a Romahome!

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by Zelandeth » 20 Aug 2017, 11:40

That reg number sounds familiar. The server's broken at the link just now, but was it in old Northern Scottish colours (yellow & beige).

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Aug 2017, 15:58

Zelandeth wrote:
20 Aug 2017, 11:40
That reg number sounds familiar. The server's broken at the link just now, but was it in old Northern Scottish colours (yellow & beige).


I'll put up an alternative link to the results when they come out, but the bus does appear in other places.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/917 ... 40c3_b.jpg

I was going to put this "notice" up on the "notices thread" which appeared when I was looking for pictures tagged "RRS46R"........then I noticed it was one of yours! No wonder RRS46R sounded familiar to you. :-D

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62826100@N06/9062014900/

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by Zelandeth » 20 Aug 2017, 17:45

The fact that I remember reg numbers like this scares me sometimes!

Shame it's a (very late!) Dominant I rather than a Dominant II or I might have been more tempted! When I first took that photo I had to correct myself as the later "face" threw me off initially.

Good indication of values though, especially as the Leopard is a more desirable chassis generally than the Bedford that I'm ideally after...

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by CitroJim » 20 Aug 2017, 18:22

white exec wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 19:09
That is disgusting....the lime Armstrong, not the DS!


For once, I just cannot agree with you Chris :lol:

I absolutely love it 8-)

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by white exec » 20 Aug 2017, 20:21

I do know you like your bright colours, Jim. :roll:

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by daviemck2006 » 20 Aug 2017, 21:10

If I remember rrs46r was at Macduff depot when brand new, along with a few others the exact same with consecutive numbers. In 1977 I was 14 and travelled to school on northern scottish buses, including this one. I was in it a few weeks ago at a vintage vehicle rally in Turriff. Lovely old thing.

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Aug 2017, 21:29

It gets about a bit. The yellow and cream livery is superb.

https://myturriff.co.uk/wp-content/uplo ... vvc-44.jpg

Must have come along as a reasonably late entry to the Morris and Leslie Auction, because I only just picked it up on the day of the sale itself. Shouldn't be too long before the results are posted up, see if it sold, and at what price.

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by daviemck2006 » 20 Aug 2017, 21:35

That was it a few weeks ago. It was lying there with the doors open and noone about. The fleet numbet is npe46 mf, the mf standing for macduff.